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Photo by Giovanni Gastel

Roger Corona was born in Marseille, France in 1949.

His adoptive city of Florence and his career as a supervisor with Fiat changed in 1984, after an encounter with Giovanni Gastel. He moved to Milan and began his profession as a photographer. He became a beauty photographer, working for leading Italian and European magazines and in advertising.

From 1999 to 2001, his commercial work was divided between Milan and Paris with international advertising agencies including J. Walter Thompson, Ogilvy and McCann Erickson.

In 1995, 1996 and 1997, Corona was a jury member of the Miss Italia beauty contest.
As a professional photographer, he has created the images of campaigns that have since become part of our collective imagination. These include the famous 1995 Fiorucci campaign showing the naked buttocks of a young woman dressed only in pink fur handcuffs; and the 1997 A. Testoni campaign that won the international prize of best advertisement of the year in New York.

Corona has worked for Italian and international companies including Estée Lauder, L’Oréal Paris, Wella, Ferragamo, Gai Mattiolo, Alviero Martini, Rodo, Diego dalla Palma, Triumph, Lovable and Zepter International.

His work has been published in Italian and International magazines including Amica, Anna, Gioia, Marie Claire, Max, L’Espresso, Harper’s Bazaar, Votre Beauté, Biba and Photo France.

Parallel to his advertorial work, Corona has always actively pursued the development of his personal photographic studies. Exhibitions of his photos include:

  • 1993 IO & IO, a series of four-handed portraits. Curator: Carlo Franza.
  • 1994 FEMMES EXTRÊMES Curator: Giuliana Scimé.
  • 1996 DETTAGLI Curator: Giuliana Scimé.
  • 2019 LES FEMMES DE LA LUNE Curator: Giuliana Scimé

Since 2019, Roger Corona has been a board member of Afip International (Associazione Fotografi Professionisti Internazionali), whose president is Giovanni Gastel.

SOLO SHOWS

2019 BLACK LULU – MILANO GALLERY WEEKEND
Expowall Gallery, Milan
Curator: Pamela Campaner
2019 LES FEMMES DE LA LUNE – PHOTOFESTIVAL
Spazio Kryptos, Milan
Curator: Giuliana Scimé
2018 PATTERN GEOMETRICO
Spazio Kryptos, Milan
Curator: Maurizio Rebuzzini
2017 PATTERN GEOMETRICO
Galleria Biffi Arte, Piacenza
Curator: Maurizio Rebuzzini
1996 DETTAGLI
Galleria Kunstcafe, Milan
La Corte Arte Contemporanea, Florence
Curator: Giuliana Scimé
1995 LA BELLEZZA in Polaroid 50 x 60
Industria / Superstudio, Milan
Performance
1994 PATAPHOTO
Tribeca Art Gallery, Milan
Curator: Gianni Donatelli
1994 FEMMES EXTRÊMES
Galleria Eos, Milan
Galleria Eos, Lugano
Curator: Giuliana Scimé
1993 L'ATTIMO
Palazzo della Cultura e dei Congressi, Bologna
Curator: Clive Malcolm Griffiths
1993 IO & IO
Tribeca Art Gallery, Milan
Curator: Carlo Franza
1992 ROGER CORONA per EXODUS
Rotonda della Besana, Milann
Curator: Fabrizio Carbon

GROUP SHOWS

2017 UNEXPECTED WORLDS
Onishi Project Gallery, New York
Curator: Stefania Carrozzini
2006 UN SECOLO A NUDO
Galleria Belvedere, Milan
Curator: Giuliana Scimé
2006 THE BODY EXPOSED
Artef Gallery, Zurich
Curator: Giuliana Scimé
2005 INVITO AL COLLEZIONISMO
Galleria Carla Sozzani, Milan
Curator: Giuliana Scimé
2003 INVITO AL COLLEZIONISMO
Galleria Carla Sozzani, Milan
Curator: Giuliana Scimé
2003 WORLD AIDS DAY - Charity Auction
Associazione Monaco SIDA
Montecarlo, Monaco
Curator: Giuliana Scimé
2002 WORLD AIDS DAY - Charity Auction
Associazione Monaco SIDA
Montecarlo, Monaco
Curator: Giuliana Scimé
1998 FOTOGRAFICA 98
International photography exhibition in Oderzo, Treviso
1997 MODA E GIOIELLI “uniti nella lotta all’Aids”
Triennale Palazzo dell’Arte, Milan

FAIR AND EVENTS

2019 FOTOFEVER PARIS - Les Femmes de la Lune
Expowall Gallery, Milan
2019 UNIVERSITY OF MILAN
Round table "Les Femmes de la Lune"
2019 UNIVERSITY OF MILAN
Milano Digital Week
Conference "Blockchain e fotografia"
2019 MIA PHOTOFAIR - Pleasure Garden
Podbielsky Contemporary
2018 MIA PHOTOFAIR - Corp à Corp
Glenda Cinquegrana Art Consulting
2017 MIA PHOTOFAIR - Pattern Geometrico
Mia proposal

GUEST LECTURES

2019 TRIENNALE DI MILANO - AFIP International
"La bellezza del dettaglio"
2019 UNIVERSITY OF MILAN - Department of Aesthetics
"L’estetica, la bellezza"

PUBLICATIONS

2018 CORPO E ANIMA – L'ARTE NEI DETTAGLI e-book
Editor: Nicoletta Salvatori. Publisher: Simonelli Editore
2017 PATTERN GEOMETRICO
Editor: Maurizio Rebuzzini. Self-published
1996 DETTAGLI
Editor: Giuliana Scimé. Publisher: Mazzotta Editore
2017 FEMMES EXTRÊMES
Editor: Giuliana Scimé. Publisher: Edizioni Auri Tempore